Doing Harm by Kelly Parsons
(St. Martin’s Press, 2014, 368 pages)
I’m impressed that this is the author’s first novel. Like other medical thriller authors, Parsons is a doctor himself. I learned a lot about the ins and outs of the hospital, the process of residency training and the mental and physical exhaustion of the overworked residents. The story is set in a prestigious university hospital in Boston. Steve Mitchell, an excellent surgeon and chief resident, is in charge of training medical students. Steve is passionate for his work and cares about his patients. He has been promised a dream job after he completes his surgical residency. Everything is going so well until his patients start dying mysteriously. It seems that someone within the hospital is sabotaging him by killing his patients.
The story has twisted plots which kept me turning the pages. The ending is unexpected but well thought out. If you enjoy medical thrillers, you’ll appreciate this one. You can also read Jean’s review here.